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"Odessa Again," by Dana Reinhardt, begins with possibilities. Odessa Green-Light's family has just moved into a new house. After a few torturous days of sharing a room with her toad of a brother, her mom finally relents. She allows Odessa to move into the attic. Three days later, it begins. When Odessa stomps on the floorboards, she falls -- that "upside-down, over-under, inside out feeling" -- and lands with a thud in the same room but she's a step back in time. How cool. She has the opportunity to do things over again.
Brad Jamison and Bryan Rickel from Woelfel Diamonds recently attended the 2013 Retail Jewelers Organization Fall Buying Show in Covington, Ky. The event, tabbed Gold Standard, allowed jewelers the opportunity to share business ideas, purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices and network with peers. "Purchasing jewelry at pre-negotiated prices at the RJO show is critical because we're able to pass along the savings to our customers," Jamison said. "We also bring home a better understanding of current trends and marketing strategies."
A 19-year-old woman faces multiple charges after police allegedly found multiple bags of marijuana and a pipe hidden in her bra. Tessa Marie Claussen, of Mitchell, was arrested Aug. 1 as a result of a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Havens Avenue. During the stop, a Mitchell police officer detected the smell of marijuana and later found a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to court documents.
A Mitchell woman was arrested Aug. 5 after a syringe and a glass pipe allegedly in her possession tested positive for methamphetamine. Tanisha Pearl Jeno, 21, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. She is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Jeno was being arrested for an outstanding warrant when the syringe and glass pipe were found in her possession, court documents say.
A Mitchell man was arrested Aug. 3 after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing from police at speeds up to 70 mph. Darrin Custer Slater, 48, is charged with aggravated eluding, a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. He is also charged with second-offense drunken driving and reckless driving, misdemeanors each with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
In the quest to head off rising global temperatures, some scientists have argued for steep curbs in how much soot and methane are released into the air. But a new study suggests that targeting such emissions in the next couple of decades may make much less of a dent than previously thought.
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
MEDFORD, Mass. -- It is time to decide and announce the specific number of American advisers and trainers who will stay in Afghanistan after 2014 as part of the new NATO mission, Operation Resolute Support. The 50 nations that today have troops operating in Afghanistan have collectively pledged to continue their mission well beyond 2014 and have drawn up a detailed concept of operations. But what remains under discussion is the size of the commitment.
We're disappointed at how the city of Mitchell has handled its experiment with a SolarBee device in Lake Mitchell. The city purchased the device for $27,000 in 2010. That's not much compared to the city's overall budget of more than $30 million, but it's still a significant investment in a single piece of equipment that city officials viewed then and now as experimental.
PIERRE -- Officials from five school districts filed appeals of the annual performance scores that some of their schools received this summer from the state Department of Education. The appeals came from Tea, Corsica, Dakota Valley, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. "The majority have to do with summer graduates," said Mary Stadick Smith, a spokeswoman for the department. She declined to provide further specifics because state and federal regulations prohibit releasing some information when student groups are too small in number.